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Microsoft Code Name a Day “Avalanche”

Aug102007

Microsoft Code Name a Day “Avalanche”

Microsoft code name of the day: Avalanche

Best guess on what it is: Microsoft Secure Content Downloader (MSCD)

Meaning/context of the code name: Avalanche had a rocky start back in 2005, when it was a Microsoft research project that many dubbed Redmond’s BitTorrent killer. I guess the P2P file sharing was poised to set off a cascading avalanche of secure file downloads?

Back story: MSCD is “a peer-assisted

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